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: tonight's top story, delays at airports coast to coast. according to the faa, flights into new york, baltimore, and washington are delayed because of not enough controllers on hand to monitor the busy corridors. joining me now, president of boy group international and erik hanson, director of domestic policy for the u.s. travel association. welcome to you both. i will start with you, mike. what do you make of this? the fda is saying many of these delays are two hours or more. is is the fault of sequestration or is something else, not? >> it is the fault of politics. sequestration is 600 million out of the faa budget. 4 percent. they still have a billion dollars in their budget, more than they did in 2008 and 8% fewer flights. no one in aviation is buying this. this is a political stunt, and that is all. gerri: do you agree? >> i don't know if it is a political side, but it is certainly politics at its worst. for the travel industry, a key driver of the economy, we cannot afford to sit here and have congress pointing the finger at the administration, the administration putting the fi
the sequester for flight delay. it is just another example of shoddy management by the faa. lori: gas prices are tank. why good news may still be on the way. melissa: fed watchers in full speculation mode as bernanke has he will skip jackson hole. a first for a federal chairman in 25 years. what does it mean? now, to the floor of the new york stock exchange. nicole petallides. nicole: we will get to some of the home builders in a second. right now you have a mixed market. the dow jones pulling back a bit. that 2.2%. last week was a rough week for the dow jones industrials. there is the tech heavy nasdaq. there is a look right now at how we have done so far. obviously, you can see that we have had a nice run this year. i wanted to also take a look at some of the homebuilders. we got in some existing home sales. pound .6% month over month. that is not good news there. the home prices that you saw word. back to you. lori: seasonally strong time of year for home sales. overall, the u.s. economy is running below its historical trend. this is a study done by the index. my next guest says the econo
, the faa says the sequester is starting it to start furloughs. that means major delays at airports. this is all politics. we'll talk to one airline pilot who says the faa action is bologna. >>> and the senate is beginning to vote to improve an -- approve an internet sales tax that will wreck small business, dan consumers and amount to a huge tax grab for state governments across the country. a terrible idea. ""the kudlow report"" begins right now. ♪ all right. charges were filed against terror suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev. nbc news' pete williams joins us with all the details. good evening, pete. >> well, the combination of evidence here the government says they have, larry, the main thing here is from a surveillance video from the scene of a second bombing, they say they can see dzhokhar tsarnaev come into view. they see him work his way into the crowd, take his backpack off, lower it to the ground. they say still photographs show it down on the ground at his feet and they say one of the most telling moments is when the bomb at the first site goes off. everyone around him looks, vi
including new york's laguardia. the faa saying yesterday there were some 400 flight delays because of these furloughs in the air traffic control towers from airline industry could experience on someday 7000 flight delays. critics say the faa absolutely has the authority in the budget to cut elsewhere, and so there's a debate on whether or not the faa and government have a choice. >> we believe the faa has the discretion not to furlough the air traffic controllers, historically have never, ever in any situation been furloughs before because the frontline safety professionals keep the planes in the air, get them to the ground and keep travelers moving, keep shipping moving and that is critical to our economy, does not have to be this way. >> we believe the way their plan is constructed is going to maximize the disruption assuming it rules out and disruptions occurred. not a good situation. rich: the obama administration says the altar of the faa staff is personnel workers, the only way to comply with the numbers of these automatic but it cuts is you have to furlough air traffic contr
the federal aviation administration saying that these should be put off. they say the law allows the faa and the administration to cut somewhere else in the 16 billion-dollar annual budget of the faa. they say the way the faa were cuts makes the delays even worse. >> under the applicable laws. the faa has the authority or the discretion to find the money elsewhere. not to lay off the workers. and, therefore, to protect the traveling and shipping public, the faa should not furlough the air traffic controllers. now congressional republicans charge the way the administration has structured this is simply for political reasons. the administration says that's absolutely not the case. they say the way is law isten o other choices than to furlough these air traffic controller if they have to reach the savings that the law requires, shep. >> >> shepard: we are expecting it to say four different flight delays faa is saying. airlines anywhere between 6700. about a quarter of the flight traffic in this country daily. in a statement the faa says they will be working with the airlines and using traff
of the discussion and the impact of the sequester? planning to fly sometime soony why the faa says today is the first day travelers will really feel the effects. >>> we'll get to the latest on the boston investigation in a moment. >>> first developing news overnight in washington state. at least five people were killed by gunfire at an apartment building in a suburb south of seattle. among the dead a suspect who was shot by police officers on the scene. another two bodies found in the parking lot and two more bodies were found inside the building. we'll bring you the updates on this latest gun tragedy as we get them. >>> bells will ring at 2:50 to mark one week since the deadly marathon bombings struck and according to investigators the lone surviving suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev, is responding to questioning. under heavy guard in the hospital he is undergoing brief rounds of interrogation apparently responding by writing his answers. the 19-year-old was shot through the neck in what some have speculated may have been a suicide attempt. despite largely republican calls to have him held as
took off more than two hours late, a result of those furloughs. the faa says fewer air traffic controllers on duty means fewer flights able to take off and land at major airports. >> anything that delays services can be productive. but i don't know the whole picture. >> reporter: the airport could experience trickle-down delays but says the lines likely won't be affected. >> i don't know if it will affect the lines but if there's another airport that has congestion issues or staffing issues, we may experience delays to and from that location. >> reporter: some airport towers across the country have already been overwhelmed with flights. the faa says yesterday during the first day, these furloughs took effect, there were 400 delays across the country. also today, i did check in with oakland airport, a spokesperson said they have no faa employees being furloughed. so he doesn't expect issues. and at san jose mineta, a spokesperson said they've seen a handful delays because of these budget cuts. live this morning at sfo, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> homicid
the faa to halt the budget cuts. >> the faa has and should have exercised the discretion not to furlough air traffic controllers who never in the history have been furloughed before by any budget sequestration or any shutdown of the faa or anything like that. >> and even the white house admits this was never supposed to happen. at reagan national airport, i'm hampton pierson for "nightly business report." >> flying may be more difficult these days but there's good news for drivers. prices at the pump are down $.11 a gallon over the last two weeks and could fall by another.20 as we get closer to memorand e err memorial day. >>> leading sectors were energy and technology, ahead of the after the bell earnings. the dow ended the day 19 points higher and the s&p 500 added 7. the price of gold rebounded today, surging nearly $26 to $1,421 announced. but last week as the price of gold was falling, investors pulled $2.7 billion out of gold exchanged traded funds. most of the money was invested in international stock. >> turning to market focus. texas instruments reported the profits were higher
to roll out the way the faa has said that it will, people are not going to be able to rebook in all cases. their summer vacation plans are going to be blown. that's a horrible position to put the traveling public in. >> the faa says it's 15,000 air traffic controller have to take off one day every two weeks without pay. this result of the automatic spending cuts congress passed in 2011. the airline industry says the faa's plan maximizes flight delays. >> we believe that the faa has the discretion not to furlough the air traffic controllers. they keep the planes in the air, get them to the ground and keep travelers moving, keep shipping moving and that's critical to our economy. >> congressional republicans charge the administration is structuring these cuts to worsen their impact. in a statement, congressman bill shuster the chairman of the house committee on transportation and freezing rain structure says quote the administration views the sequester as an attempt to score political points rather than address real issues and find real savings in a bloated federal bureaucracy. he points to
them to the ground. rich: we have contacted the faa repeatedly this morning. take a look at the numbers. 16 billion a year. total employees for the faa, 47,000. 50,000 of them are air traffic controllers. they are supposed to take one day off every other week. to you. connell: rich, thank you. let's go to the fourth opinion editor. he joins us from washington delta. the politics of this is interesting. we are just getting started this week. what is the political impact, in your view? >> i think political impact is very bad. it's a black guy for the obama administration, congress and the faa. this is going to come back and haunt washington in a major way. connell: you said it would be disastrous for the administration. why? >> well, i think ultimately the jury understands there are always ways to cut spending. it would make the obama administration appear as though it is making six. there has to be some other way to reduce expenditures that do not impact flight times and everything. do not think this looks good for congress or the obama administration. connell: most people believe that i
to be affected. if they cough, we catch cold. >> reporter: airlines filed a lawsuit against the faa on friday asking a federal court to stop the furlough of air traffic controllers. faa officials have declined to comment on e suit. livet sfo, elissa harrington, kpix 5. >> thank you. earlier this month, the faa delayed the closure of control towers at 149 airports until june. >>> checking bay area headlines this morning, richmond police are searching for two gunmen who shot and injured a man on saturday night on griffin drive. police found the victim in his car. they say the man was targeted. witnesses say the suspects got away in a white suv shortly after the shooting. that was around 8 p.m. on saturday. >>> in hayward a young man who was shot has died. the 26-year-old man was shot saturday around 10 p.m. in the driveway of a home on franklin avenue. he was taken to a hospital for emergency treatment but died of his injuries yesterday. so far, police have no suspects. >>> in alameda, a coast guard cutter has returned home greeted by joyous families yesterday. they spent three months in wateut
budget cuts. some 50,000 faa employees including 15,000 air-traffic controllers are being forced to take an unpaid day off every other week to save money. michelle miller reports that could lead to delays. >> reporter: for passengers at new york's laguardia airport travel is already a four letter word. was very concerned bcause they said the delay could be up to four hours. >> reporter: thanks to mandatory budget cuts approved by congress the faa has 637 million dollars less to spend. that's forcing some air-traffic controllers to stay home without pay. two days a month. mark rosenker is a former ntsb chairman and aviation safety analyst for cbs news. >> it could slow anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes and in some cases, even three, four hours. if it gets too crowded in the skies, unfortunately it will result in cancellations. american airlines tells cbs news that until the faa provides secretary of details of the furlough, it's hard to inform passengers of the effects. but they do say they expect the biggest delays at lax, chicago's o'hare, and right here at laguardia. union and the airline
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. faa furloughs, they just kicked in. some delays now appearing late yesterday in and is around new york. this st for the first time with travelers waiting more than an hour. delays were seen at other airports in the u.s. the faa furloughs affect 47,000 employees, including nearly 13,000 air traffic controllers. experts say the first real test is today when traffic increases and you remember, you saw all these stories, even last week saying the sequester doesn't matter. >> because a lot of the stuff hasn't kicked in. now, if things don't matter this week, then you can say they really don't matter. >> so this is the test one way or the other. we're going to talk to mike boyd about all this and more. >> in economic news, a business economist says washington's budget tightening is having a minimal effect on business. 93% of those surveyed say political developments had no effect if the first quarter and 95% say they had no impact on capital spending plans. among the biggest concerns, global economic conditions and the potential for further government spending cuts and the regulatory environ
. that is because there are fewer air traffic controllers on the job. the faa called for two furlough days for every two-week period to cut more than $600 million from the budget. airlines filed a lawsuit on friday asking a federal court to stop the furlough of air traffic controllers. they say that these cuts in hours will result in travel delays of up to an hour. a travel industry analyst says what's happening is political gamesmanship. >> the faa was shut down a few years ago, flights weren't affected. it seems to me like there is a request or directive out there to take steps so that passengers will be inconvenienced and that they will call their elected officials to get them to take action. >> reporter: here's a live picture of mineta san jose international airport. i only found one 30-minute delay this morning and a couple of 10-minute delays in oakland and sfo is on time. even if sfo avoids furloughs, travelers here could still feel the pinch because of the domino effect from delays at connecting airports. at sfo, elissa harrington, kpix 5. >> airlines say up to 6700 flights per day could be
. there has been a battle going back and forth today about how bad it is that there. the faa put out a statement a short time ago saying that controllers will space planes farther tercel that they can manage planes that will the lead set delays. today there were approximately 400 business system attributed to a staffing reductions resulting from a furlough. it is out there. we are delayed. what do you think about that? >> i think it is a little bit crying wolf so far. today looked like any other day. there were delays add new work in new york and jfk that were attributed to high wind. charlotte douglas was the only one where it was attributed to staffing. about 20 minutes. nothing new. melissa: at the same time transportation infrastructure bill schuster said we know the faa has the flexibility to apply for a los. yet the administration has made choices that appeared designed to have the greatest possible impact on the traveling public. he is saying the faa is making this is painful as they possibly can to drive on the point that ain't made our money. that's possibly true? >> well, i
already seeing big delays as the first air traffic furloughs kick in today. a closer look at what the faa cuts could mean for you and your plans. >>> plus, the midwest getting hit with yet another spring snowstorm. major flooding and up to 6:00 inches of snow in some places. we'll show you where it is now and where it is headed. jenna: what drove the suspected bombers remains unclear in the boston terror attacks. investigators are reportedly already trying to question the surviving suspect although there seems to be some varying reports on that. some experts are now turning to their past for clues. their family traces their origins to a small area in southern russia known as chechnya. it is predominantly muslim country, or area. it has been in turmoil for years. with islamist terror groups launching a series of attacks against russian targets in a fight for independence in muslim states. 2002, a chechen group stormed a theater in moscow. there were 700 people in the side at the time. more than 100 people died during a rescue attempt by russian security forces. 2004, in the largest hostage
'll get the analyst behind that call ahead. >> also the sequester effect on travel. >> faa employee furloughs and our major airport delays and all in the future and former department of transportation inspector mary shafo live. another monday morning, david, in which you've propelled a major dow component, microsoft up over 4% on the news that an activist shareholder is buying a $2 billion stake. so i think by my calculations you've created on that report about $2.5 billion of value so far this monday morning. >> simon, it's the value being created by the news itself, not the fact that i've reported it and we've been able to tell people that value act, large activist fund that often does take large positions in companies and actually doesn't get active if things go their way have taken a $2 billion position. on a relative bases it's 1% or less than 1% overall is what it would amount to of the outstanding shares of microsoft. that being said, valueact does have a history of holding stakes for quite some period of time, monitoring those companies and their managements and then getting
in usual in washington, dc. for the faa the numbers don't add up. their work load has been decreasing and yet they didn't make the necessary changes to prepare for the sequestration. which they've known since last fall was coming. that's why it's just politics as usual in d.c. >> neil: so these cuts that the white house was referring to that took effect formally yesterday, aren't real? >> the cuts are real all right but the problem for the federal aviation administration is their real work load has been falling or forever a decade, and when they were told they had to do the sequestration last fall, logically you would have prepared and put your work force in place at atlanta and new york, and not at branson, missouri, which averages less than one flight per hour. they didn't do that. they were counting -- i was in washington, dc for almost 15 years. you expect things to work out, expect to never have to cut. but the cuts are here but they don't get it. for next year's budget they asked for 100 more people, and three extra billion dollars for security, even though everyone else is cutt
air traffic controllers on the job this morning. the faa called for two furlough days for every two-week period to cut more than $600 million from the budget. airlines filed a lawsuit on friday to stop the furlough of air traffic controllers saying the cuts will result in delays up to an hour at major airports and hubs throughout the country. travel industry analysts say what's happening is political gamesmanship. >> the faa was shut down a few years ago. flights weren't affected. it seems to me like there is a request or directive out there to take steps so passengers will be inconvenienced and they will call their elected officials to get them to take action. >> reporter: now let's see what's happeninat airports around the this is live picture of mineta san jose international airport. i found three delays there this morning. the longest, 30 minutes. only a couple of 10-minute delays in oakland. and a few delays here at sfo, as well. now, even if sfo avoids furloughs, passengers could still feel the pinch because of the domino effect from delays at connecting airports. and speaking
to the airport to get back to new jersey. airport delays as faa furloughs begin to kick in. liz: rich edson at the airport. what are you hearing overall about the situation, rich? overall we got hundreds of delays yesterday. airline association says we could see up to a few thousand delays because of this when you look at this, go around the country, there are delays in charlotte, there are delays elsewhere. faa is saying there are delays basically close to coast. as far as specifics are concerned they could not provide us with any ties of numbers. that has a number about folks, especially republicans in congress say this is entirely structured by the faa to inflict what they say is maximum pain on airline travelers. this is comment about bill shoeser, the chairman of the transportation and infrastructure committee. he said disregard for the american public is indicative that the admin strution -- administration views the sequester as a attempt to score political points rather than address issues and than find real savings in a bloated federal brock bureaucracy. the way they arranged the la
. now i'll ask about the faa furloughs, which started yesterday. a group of almost the entire airline industry, including air traffic controller unions, flight attendants, pilot unions, and the industry itself, have written denis mcdonough and the white house a letter saying that the faa should be granted flexibility so they don't have to furlough the air traffic controllers. what do you say to this broad coalition? they say that other agencies have been given such flexibility and they believe the faa should have the same flexibility. >> let me give you some facts. the department of transportation is required by law to cut about $1 billion between now and the end of september; $637 million of that comes from the faa. the faa has initiated a series of cost-saving measures for personnel and non-personnel related, including a hiring freeze, restrictions on travel, termination of certain temporary employees, and reductions to contracts, among other savings. but furloughs cannot be avoided. seventy percent of the faa's operations budget is personnel. the faa must furlough 47,000 employees
. a couple thoughts on this. one is faa knew this was coming for two years, had a long time plan, bat and you're seeing is controllers are being laid off at the same rate for the big facilities, as they are for the smaller ones. you think faa would say, let's see where most of the people or traveling and keep those fully staffed and be a little more surgical on the smaller airports. >> shepard: sounds like a lot of this is politics. >> does seem rather odd but i don't see the controllers behind it but the administration wants to make sure everybody feels the pain here. >> does that seem understandable to you? >> not real ly. it doesn't. this is one of our great assets in this country, the ability to move across the country, and yet the government is getting in the way of this to prove a political point. we have seen the faa budget for controllers rise 50%, and traffic is down 27%. so we're throwing more money to handle less of a problem, yet now is the time we chose to start making the american people feel the pain? it just doesn't make sense. >> shepard: the american people are already feeli
that city took a major step toward healing. >>> here at home faa furloughs of air traffic controllers began today but the real test is tomorrow. the first business day of the week. delays could run for hours at major hubs such as atlanta and new york. because of sequester cuts all air traffic controllers may take one day off every two weeks. that means most towers will lose one controller every day maybe more. here in the bay area today, sfo and manetta san jose experienced no delays. sources at sfo said four employees there were furloughed today. ktvu's deborah villalon was live as they rolled out furloughs there. >> reporter: this tower went dark over an hour ago. it's closed overnight. it will reopen at 6:00 a.m. for another busy day of small planes, business jets and commercial flights and fewer controllers to manage the mix. >>> a rise in airlines prepared for take off to los angeles. one of nine flights keeping this santa rosa terminal busy today under the watchful eye of the tower. down by at least one controller, maybe two. the one who answered said he was too busy to talk about it.
. >>> flight delays, budget cuts kick in today. hitting the faa hard. already triggering long lines at airports nationwide. >>> and an a-list arrest. it's the latest celebrity mug shot. hollywood's darling, reese witherspoon, issuing an apology overnight. >>> and good monday morning. we may be closer to getting some key answers in the boston bombing investigation today. >> suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev is now awake and communicating in writing with investigato they are anxious to know if anyone else was involved in the bombs waiting to explode. >> one week later, 52 victims are still in the hospital, 3 in critical condition. all victims are being remembered later today with a moment of silence at the time of the first bomb. and then church bells will ring. >> abc's preeti arla begins our coverage. >> reporter: a week after the boston marathon attack, one suspect is dead, the other is in the hospital. but the search for answers continues. law enforcement officials tell abc news 19-year-old suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev is awake. he's unable to speak because of a neck injury authorities believe may be se
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on the faa . the worst delays on east coast, including new york's laguardia, one out of 5 tier oeveryfive flights before noon s delayed. congressional republicans say, bull. they charge obama administration is structuring cuts to make them as painful and obvious as possible. >> federal reserve chairman ben bernanke will not be at jac jacn hole sim this year. my next guest said that we're seeing a slowdown in the economy after a stock first quarter, joining us, wells fargo chief economist, john sylvia, you see a slowdown here? >> there is a slowdown that is what bothered market, stock market a little bit, we a single family housing stocks, retail sales disappointing. building into the commodity market, chinese economic growth is disappointing. people at the inning of year think this economy will take off, and earnings will be strong, then as year goes down they tamper down those expectations. >> you know there is one stock that stands a metaphor, caterpillar, we see them with disappointining results off 42 their earnings, because they are off in the mining sector, but they tell us about go
air traffic controllers must take one day off a week. the faa said planes will have to take off and land more frequently. that would translate to potential longer lines at the airport. joining me is the spokesperson for sfo. can you give me an idea of how many travelers will be out on every given day or? >> what i can tell you, it's about a 10% of reduction. if i'm an air traffic controller, one of my days out of ten is reduced as the furlough. >> reporter: do you have any idea if this will impact the lines? >> i think where we might see some effect is more from the faa perspective. i don't know if it will affect the lines at the airport. but in terms of flight delays, if there's another airport that has congestion issues or staffing issues, even if we're fined locally, we may experience delays to and from the location. it's very much a nationwide issue. >> reporter: it's a juggling act for you. i think one of the things we can expect, there is a procedure we use and that requires an extra controller. not an issue today but if we have bad weather conditions, we might not be able
regulators around the world sign off on resuming flights. the faa says it will issue its final directive on the dream liner later this week. >>> gas prices could be cheaper on memorial day then they were at easter this year. drivers will pay $4.06 a gallon in san francisco. that is down three cents a gallon if you haven't noticed in the last week. analysts say the price could go down another 20 cents before the end of next month. that is because crude oil supplies is up. >>> time now 6:21. doctors they are warning teenagers not to do something that is becoming real popular among kids. what some teenagers are now doing and why doctors say it's very dangerous. >>> we have new information about the deadly avalanche in colorado over the weekend. we will tell you the reason the snow boarding group was exploring that back country. you kids should count yourselves lucky. we didn't have u-verse back in my day. you couldn't just... guys... there you are. you know you couldn't just pause a show in one room, then... where was i... you couldn't pause a show in one room then start playing it in anoth
to the viewers out west. on the first day of faa furloughs, there were delays. but the airlines saying don't blame us. the biggest delays hit los angeles international first. last night the federal aviation administration reported a staffing problem causing some arriving flights to run an average of three hours and seven minutes late. >> we're going to crater the entire system. orter: the nation's airlines and biggest pilots union say it points to troubles ahead. their plan to furlough air traffic controllers, forcing them to tay home one day every other week will bring the system to a grinding halt. >> it will be like having hurricane sandy in the north and hurricane katrina in the south at the same time. >> reporter: so they're suing the faa to postpone the furloughs but the faa says it's the only way to slash $637 million from its budget, cuts required by congress. the busiest airports are expected to take the hardest hits. maximum delays at atlanta's hartsfield-jackson could reach 3 1/2 hours. chicago's o'hare, more than two. and at new york's laguardia, nearl
and all faa workers are losing one workday every other week. >>> all right, spring flooding turned much of the midwest into a muddy mess. record rainfall to blame for high water. for example, nearly 10 inches has fall in this month in grand rapids, michigan. swollen rivers can't take much more. forecasters say more rain is expected tomorrow. >> here's a look at your weather -- expect thunderstorms around southern kansas, oklahoma. by the evening commute, you could see snow around minneapolis and parts of the upper midwest. >> unseasonably cool along the east coast, new england to georgia with temperatures staying in the 50s. but check out the west. dry and warm. hitting the 90s in some spots. >>> to a shining example of someone who really l job. >> a powerful earthquake rocked china over the weekend brought everything to a stand still including a wedding in progress. the bride you just saw there happens to be an anchorwoman. she got right to work. still wearing her wedding gown and her veil. check her out. >> that is hilarious. she abandoned her big day and started reporting on the quak
. that is good news for anyone flying out at any point today. you talked about these sequestered cuts, the faa says a big lead the air traffic controllers. furlough days are being issued. we actually did see some delays because of those air traffic control furloughs. places like laguardia in new york and l.a. acts. lax at delays at somewhere between one hour and three hours. it did not really have a lot of affect here as at all but anytime you have delays around the country, it has an accordion of fact. that is what they're afraid of. they're thinking today maybe a day will restart the see some delays are around the country. you can see here in the board at sfo, everything was on time. we did not have a delays but that cannot easily change as a day goes on. we're telling people if you're coming to the airport and flying any time in the near future, make sure you call ahead and check the status of your flight. make sure your weather could be delays. a spokesperson is coming out and we are trying to get the interview with him. if we have any issues, we'll pass them along as they come in. >> with
travel day it's monday. 47,000 faa employees will get furloughed as a result of budget cuts. they will lose one day of work every other week. the pilot's union due to the faa will staffect so many people. >> out of those 15,000 were air traffic controllers. perhaps it's a better idea to perhaps maybe drive somewhere because gas prices are going down. >> this is the time of year when they are supposed to go up. let's enjoy it while it lasts. gas prices could fall almost $0.20 by memorial day. it would go down to $3.30 a gallon. inventories are high we have a lot of supply. and the economy is slowing down. consumption is the lowest since 1997. this morning gas prices averaging 3.52 a gallon. last year at this time 3.86. that's a nice little savings. >> some say could go below $3 a gallon? >> rocky mountain region could see 32 -- $2.98. >> road trip. >> finally. it is 11 minutes after the top of the hour. a runner survives the marathon bombing only to return home to texas to witness the fertilizer plant explosion and he's sharing his story. we will have that coming up. >>> they
because the faa is being forced to furlough thousands of air traffic controllers. abc's matt gutman has more from miami. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, josh. the delays are already piling up. new york area airports reporting delays of over an hour. l.a.x. over three hours overnight. this is just the start. the faa now warning that as many as 6,700 flights could be delayed every day.the sequestrac across-the-board budgets cuts across-the-board budgets cuts are forcing furloughs. fewer planes in the air translates into delays. about 5,000 planes in the air at a given time and fewer eyes in the tower, the faa is slowing air traffic for safety. planes could both be prevented from landing and taking off. those inevitable delays could cost travelers more than just their time. >> airlines may have to cut flights. that will drive up ticket prices. demand will be high. >> reporter: the only antidote? said senator chuck schumer. >> we need democrats and republicans to meet in the middle and end the sequestration that causes the problems. >> reporter: analysts said there's not much
closures and it is really at the mercy of the faa. >> some of the airlines have started to react. delta has said it is disappointed and warned travellers to expect delays in major cities that we've already outlined. what are the other things we're hearing from the airlines? >> basically the airlines are saying the faa has other options. they can cut their budget in other places. the fax says no. this is how we have to go ahead and do it. the airlines have taken the fax to court over this of they filed a lawsuit on friday. there is no hearing date set for that. everybody is watching closely to see if the courts change the decision. >> what do you know about this newark situation, the flights having to return as a result of the washington controllers being, quote, overwhelmed? >> you have a regional air traffic facility that handle flights going from new york to let's say, florida. a lot of the flights heading over the washington air space were overwhelming the number of reduced workers there. they said we're sorry. you have to turn around and come back. >> what's next? >> next we'll watch wh
-long delays because apparently the sequester is going to cause it. the f.a.a. beginning furloughs for employees, including 15,000 air traffic controllers. some say it's purely political. >> when the f.a.a. was shut down a few years ago, flights weren't affected. it seems to me like there is a request or directive out there to take steps so that passengers will be inconvenienced and that they'll call their elected officials to get them to take action. >>gretchen: some of the nation's busiest airport including in new york and washington already experiencing delays and longer wait times for security. >> real-life drama for actress reese witherspoon. the oscar winner arrested for disorderly conduct in atlanta after her husband was apparently pulled over for a d.u.i. as he was given a sobriety test reece reportedly got out of the car. the officers told her to get out of the car but she didn't listen. she said do you know my name? you'll be on the evening news. later she apologized. >>steve: is that her mug shot? >>gretchen: it was. >>steve: i think you're supposed to be looking at the
that could be starting today, folks. the faa beginning furloughs, forced days off for their employees, including 15,000 air traffic controllers. airports across the country are bracing for an hour-long debase in many cases. critics say this move they believe is political. let's find out what peter goelz thinks about, former director of the nts. about, the national transportation safety board. peter, thanks for being here. good to see you. >> good to see you. martha: we're told today could have some pretty big snarls at the nation's airport. what do you think? >> i think we'll see some slow-ups. the federal aviation administration is taking 60% of the cuts at dot. that is $647 million in cuts. people are going to be laid off and things are going to go slowly. martha: why do you think that is, that they're bearing such a brunt of these budget cuts? >> at d.o.t. they have five modes, pipelines, trails, trucks, aviation. aviation is where the big programs are, the big money are and where the most employees are. not only air traffic controllers but air inspectors and the whole certificatio
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